• M&A Opportunities Abound—If Companies Lower Their Bar

    September 25, 2017 |

    Consumer confidence is high. Equity values have been climbing for years, and the markets have seen a significant bump since the presidential election, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbing 22% and the Nasdaq Composite 24% [as of Sept. 19]. And yet M&A activity appears stalled.

  • Don't Forget to Prune Your Portfolio

    September 25, 2017 | Business Times

    When done well, divestitures reduce complexity and provide fuel for the company to pump back into its core.

  • Should You Consider Divesting?

    August 26, 2017 | Bangkok Post

    When strategically selected to clean up a company's portfolio and designed to command an optimal price, divestitures can generate significant shareholder value and create a catalysing event for improving the remaining business.

  • How Media Companies Can Use M&A to Expand Multiples

    August 14, 2017 | Bain Brief

    While more companies are turning to M&A and reaping benefits, few have been able to expand multiples in the process. We offer three approaches that allow companies to use M&A as an opportunity to make fundamental changes that will help them expand multiples.

  • Jim Wininger: Everybody Wins in Divestitures

    July 28, 2017 | Bain video

    Jim Wininger, a partner in Bain's M&A practice, shares how a systematic and proactive approach to divesting helps companies outperform the market.

  • Unleashing Finance's Full Potential

    July 19, 2017 | Bain infographic

    INTERACTIVE FEATURE Plot Your Path to Financial Excellence Is your Finance organization world class? Answer these questions to assess how your company's financial performance matches up to its strategic goals.

  • Divest to Win

    July 06, 2017 | Bain infographic

    Divestitures can deliver mutual benefits to both buyers and sellers. Here is a guide to successful divesting.

  • Everybody Wins in Divestitures

    June 15, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Companies that regularly prune their portfolio and take an active hand at preparing assets for sale outperform inactives by 40%.

  • Spain’s Santander saves Banco (not so) Popular

    June 08, 2017 | Mergers & Acquisitions | Financial Times | Media mention

    Loss aversion — the idea of holding on to garbage investments to avoid the reckoning — has long brought down stock investors. A new report from Bain & Company says that companies need to be similarly wary of units not pulling their weight.

  • Alex Egan Ramanathan: Achieving Synergies and Maximizing Merger Potential

    June 05, 2017 | Bain video

    Alex Ramanathan, a partner in Bain's Mergers & Acquisitions practice, shares three ways companies can avoid disappointment and maximize merger potential.